To:  University Community and Conference Guests

From:  Department of Public Safety

Date:  June 29, 2018

Subject:  Security Advisory: Redlands Campus Suspicious Person/Trespassing

Early this morning, a female student living on the second floor of the Holt Hall residence hall on the Redlands campus reported that an unknown, uninvited male had been in her unlocked room and was removing her covers while she slept.  The person fled the building when she woke up.  The victim was shaken but uninjured, and nothing was taken from her room.  Public Safety officers arrived approximately three minutes after receiving her call, found evidence indicating the point of entry to the building (a window apparently left open overnight), and searched for the suspect.  Our Public Safety officer notified and made a report to the Redlands Police Department, which is investigating.

Please contact Public Safety immediately at extension 8888, or 909-748-8888, if you see a person matching these physical details and acting in a way that causes discomfort or suspicion:

  • Caucasian male

  • Approximately 20-30 years of age

  • Brown, chin-long hair (straight or wavy)

  • 6 feet tall

  • Slender build

  • No facial hair

Student Affairs staff have reached out to the victim to offer support.  Public Safety officers are actively patrolling the campus and surrounding area, reviewing campus video feed, and watching for this individual.  We have increased Public Safety presence in and around the residence halls and added extra officers on the overnight shift to watch the residences, check windows, doors, parking lots, etc.

As always:

  • Close and lock all exterior doors behind you when entering or leaving your building.

  • Lock all interior and exterior windows and doors at night.

  • Be aware of your surroundings and of the people and activity around you.

  • Walk with a buddy.

  • Call Public Safety at extension 8888, or 909-748-8888, if you see suspicious activity or people on or near campus or need assistance in any way.

  • Always call 911 in an emergency, or Redlands Police Dispatch at 909-798-7681 if you see or suspect a crime taking place off campus.

We will update this notice as needed.